Wednesday, September 13, 2017

~Left behind, or not?

Well some of you may know this, some may not. My sister is getting married soon. My younger sister. You know, I'm really happy for them. I'm excited to get another brother. And they'll be living only 10 minutes away.

But what about me? An older sister watching her younger sister get married before her. Is it hard? Awkward?

Honestly, no, not really. At least, not now. Yeah I had to work through some things. But I want to be content with God's will and His best. He knows best. 

There are times when I think "But God will it ever be my turn? Is there a guy out there for me?" and He always says the same things.
"Maybe, but are you satisfied with me? Is your heart content with me? Do you long to have an intimate relationship with me like you desire with a husband? Am I enough?"

Seriously, that is what always comes back. I know if my heart is wandering and discontent right now there is no way I'm going to be happy and content with a man by my side.

So am I content right now?


 I am very much at peace and I'm loving where God has me.
Some days can feel trivial and more meaningless than others but that is only because I have lost my focus. When my attention is on God and what He is doing in my life, where He's taking me and relationships He adds for my growth...those days are satisfying, wonderful and so fulfilling!

Lets not lose focus.

Things don't fulfill. God does.

Relationships don't satisfy. God does.

God is still the answer.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

~Isaiah 43:1-3

Whenever I feel Satan get after me and tell me that I'm not really that important or special or just maybe why would God want you? I get really inspired by Isaiah 43:1-3
(I put it in my own words so it applies to me)

"Fear not Heather for I have redeemed you, I have called you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you, when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burnt; neither will the flame kindle on you. For I am the Lord you God, the Holy One of Israel, and your Saviour."

Hopefully you can be inspired by this too!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

~His love

You cannot buy His love, He gives it freely.
You cannot earn His love, He gives it freely.
You cannot work for His love, He gives it freely.
You cannot be good enough for His love, He gives it freely.

His love is not dependent on you. There is only two things you can do: accept it or reject it. Either way you can't change the fact that He loves you. Accept it! Claim it! Hold tight to it and let the fact that God loves you unconditionally change you.
Yes, you should be in awe of that fact, and yes, it should take you to your knees in worship and praise. Does it? Do you accept God's love?
I'm not sure how, but some people come to the conclusion that since God loves me I'm free to do what I want. That's wrong. Who God loves He disciplines. He's not just going to allow you to live in sin. Sin always has consequences. His love is also not an excuse to live in the flesh. If you don't believe that please read Roman 6. (Love that chapter) His love should motivate us to love Him and then to love others.
You know just because we sin does not mean God loves us any less. It will sadden Him and even separate us from Him, but His love it still there. How, you may ask. Simply because GOD IS LOVE.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

~People need help

Please Help
I'm tired of losing, I'm tired of trying
My heart feel broke and I'm tired of crying
I'm all bound up and emotionally tied
I put on a smile but I'm crying inside
They ask how I'm doing, I say that I'm fine
But no one notices, or don't have the time
If only they'd stop, if only they'd care
I might feel safe to open and share
The hope I've lost, the misery I feel
How I wonder if I'll really be able to heal
Is life worth living when I have no hope
Sometimes I wonder if I'll be able to cope
I'm tired of losing, I'm tired of trying
I don't care any more 'cuz inside I'm dying

I can in a very small way relate to this person. Very small. But my heart goes out to them.
I want to notice them, because I know what it feels like to be overlooked.
I want them to feel loved, because I have been hurt by unloving people.
I want to take the time to look into their eyes and see the pain, because I've been hurting and people don't realize it.
I want to show them Jesus, because He's the one who can love them unconditionally. Who can touch their hurt and take it away.
It's not about me, its about Him. And with His help I can make a difference in someone's life.

Monday, February 13, 2017

~He gives freedom

2 Corinthians 3:17b
"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."

There is no bondage in Jesus Christ, only freedom. He is the essence of freedom. Until you surrender your will over to Him, you will not know freedom. Maybe you have though. You've given your life to Jesus Christ, but deep down inside you know there are still areas you don't have victory in. If there are, you need to call it what it is. (That little bad word) Its sin. It needs repented of and given to Jesus.
One problem. Its not always that easy. 
Because you are taking back ground that Satan had control over. He never gives up anything without a fight. Rebuking him and sending him away is the next step. And praise God He gives you the power to do it!
But remember the parable Jesus told in Luke 11 about the unclean spirit that was senyt out of a man? It wandered around in barren places looking for rest but not finding any, it decided to return to the man. What a surprise it found when it came back! Everything had been swept and cleaned! So the spirit went and got 7 other spirits more wicked that himself. So it ends that the last state of the man was worse than the first.
Then what's to be done?
The man's fault was in the fact that he did not refill the place that the spirit had been in. When something bad is gotten rid of it needs replaced by something good.
The key then is to beg God to fill the emptiness in your life and to close the doors that Satan has used to gain entrance in.

"These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
~John 16:33

Friday, February 10, 2017

~What's important

So while we were out in Arkansas we made up our "first" inspirational short film. I was a little hesitant to put this on, but we made it to share and encourage so, I pray that it can be!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

~Riding Sheika bare back

So this is like the first time I really rode Sheika bareback. And I hadn't even rode her for over a month! My sweet little girl! I just can't believe how awesome she is. I have to keep thanking God for bringing her into my life!